Huo Rf (born 1988) is an Istanbul-based Turkish artist. After finishing his studies in Mersin Nevit Kodalli Fine Arts High School in 2006, Huo Rf studied painting in the Fine Arts Faculty at Balikesir University between 2006 and 2010. One of the cofounders of an Istanbul-based artist collective called Signs of Time, and also co-founder and manager of online platform for art pieces border_less and border_less Art Book Days, Huo Rf's work navigates the boundaries between the different definitions of the Self. How does one characterize the Self? It can possibly be defined by who you are, the way you define yourself, and the way that society defines you. These often transparent categories are examined in Huo Rf’s work, seeking to articulate the problematic discords between them. Just as definitions of Self are constantly being redefined therefore, Huo Rf finds himself extending the limits of his work and exploring new frontiers as he interacts with, and is interacted with on a daily basis.


Sep. 2019, Abstract Lies - chapter 1 (with Abdi Cadani), curated by Asli Seven, Bilsart, Istanbul, TR

Sep. 2018, … Was Here, curated by Merve Elveren, Elhamra Han, Istanbul, TR

Oct. 2017, Stories in Reverse, curated by Nicole O'Rourke, Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul, TR

Jan. 2015, Mümkün, Karl Gallery, Istanbul, TR



Jul - Aug 2019, SVA Summer Residency, (supported by American Turkish Society), New York City, USA

Oct, 2018 - Mar, 2019, Istanbul Biennial Work & Research Program, Istanbul, TR

Mar, 2016, Raizvanguarda Artist Residency, Coimbra, PT



Nov, FLAT Art Book Fair, Turin, IT (upcoming)

Apr, border_less Art Book Days, Istanbul, TR

Apr, Paris Ass Book Fair, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR


Nov, Sunday Morning, curated by Nicole O'Rourke, Galerist, Istanbul, TR

Jun, KEK Sever Misiniz?, Kadin Eserleri Kütüphanesi ve Bilgi Merkezi Vakfi ( Women's Library ), Istanbul, TR

May, Beyond Words, 4th Mardin Biennial curated by Derya Yücel, Nazli Gürlek, Firat Arapoglu, Mardin, TR

Mar, First Raunt, a selection from the collection of Banu-Hakan Çarmikli, Galata Greek School, Istanbul, TR


Sep, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul, TR

May, The Istanbul Off-site Project For Sharjah Biennial 13, BAHAR (Spring), curated by Zeynep Oz, with Signs Of Time, Istanbul, TR

May, The Multiplier Effect, Printed 17, Mixer, Istanbul, TR


Sep, Replaced, curated by Esra Sarigedik Oktem & Nicole O'Rourke, Rampa Istanbul Gallery, Istanbul, TR


Nov, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Signs Of Time, Istanbul, TR

Jan, Cross The Earth, Her Head Is On The Balcony, Signs Of Time, Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul, TR


Nov, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Signs Of Time, Istanbul, TR

Oct, CONTRA Art Fair, London, UK

Apr, Signs Of Time II Outer, Dream, Adahan Hotel Gallery, Istanbul, TR


Jul, Signs Of Time, Galerist, Istanbul, TR


Oct, International Print Triennale Society, Jagiellonian Library, Lettra, Krakow, Oldenburg, Wieden, PL

Sep, Prints for Peace-Grabados por la Paz, MX


Jun, 7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, BG


Jun, 6th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, BG


27th Apr, Step Istanbul Talks Programme, Moderator - Merve Akar Akgün, Huo Rf, Hatice Utkan Özden, Ayça Telgeren, Istanbul, TR

6th Feb. 2019, ‘Paracetamol’, artist talk for Sabo’s exhibition with Sena and Sabo, Versus Art Project, Istanbul, TR

26th May 2018, 'Beyond Words' 4th Mardin Biennial 'Boundaries and Thresholds' side event artist talk and work preview with Derya Yücel, Loading, Diyarbakir, TR

17th Mar. 2018, SU Gender ( Sabanci University Gender and Women's Studies Center of Excellence ) talks about Bodies, 'Skin, Portrayal, Place', Yapi Kredi Kültür Sanat-Loca, Istanbul, TR


Abstract Lies, artist's book published by A4 Ofset, supported by Bilsart, Istanbul, 2019

Fan Page, collaboration with Ecem Yuksel, Ecem Yuksel's artist book, dialogues by Huo Rf, 30 editions, coloring book, Istanbul, 2019

… was here, artist's book published by Mas Matbaa, Istanbul, 2017

Stories In Reverse, artist's book published by Veritas Publish Center, Pi Artworks Istanbul, 2017. Stories In Reverse book is available at

'MÜMKÜN', exhibition catalog, published by Karl Gallery, supported by Karl Institute, 2015

Signs Of Time, Outer / Dream, exhibition book published by Bilgi Publish Center, Istanbul, 2014


Yeni bir soluk, Conversation by Merve Akar Akgün, Art Unlimited May 30, 2019

Sanatin kitabi da, kitabin sanati da sinirsizligin sinirinda, Evrim Altug, Saha Association ‘Article Series’, May 17, 2019

Archeologic Texture of a City's Reflections, Ilker Cihan Biner, Art Unlimited, Nov-Dec Issue, 2018

Writings on Ani Ruins become art piece, Hatice Utkan Özden, , Oct 2, 2018

Stories in Reverse - Conversation by Merve Akar Akgün, , Dec 1, 2017

The invisibility of queer culture, Hatice Utkan Özden, , Nov 20, 2017

Angst setzt Kräfte frei, Susanne Güsten, , Dec 26, 2016

Uncertainty in Post-Coup Turkey Is Refueling Istanbul’s Art Scene, Kaya Genç, , Oct 31, 2016

Her Birini Bir Efkâra Yazmislar, Erden Kosova, , Oct 31, 2016

Fifteen artists to follow this season in the Turkish art scene, Hatice Utkan Özden, , Oct 26, 2016

In new Rampa show, dispossession and replacement take center stage, Kaya Genç, , Oct 7, 2016


2009, 2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial Collection, Shenzhen, CN


Tohu Magazine, 2018

Art Unlimited, 2011 / 2012 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Y.K.Y Sanat Dünyamiz, magazine, 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

CI MAG, Sükran Moral Interview, November 2014

Milliyet, 5 August, daily newspaper, Sinopale Interview, 2014

Milliyet Sanat, magazine, 2013 / 2014

ICE Magazine, 2013

Telgraf Sanat, magazine, 2013

Vogue Turkey, magazine, 2012 / 2013

Mecmua Magazine, :MentalKlinik Interview, 2011

Time Out Istanbul, 2010 / 2014